Architectural Engineering Technology (BS)

Design and build the world around you. Make your mark on history by seeing your ideas take shape as infrastructure, buildings, and building systems. Vermont Tech offers exciting and challenging classes on how to plan, shape, and maintain the structures in the world around us. The bachelor’s program builds on the foundation established in the associate program in structural engineering, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and integrated sustainable design. Hands-on learning is offered in the lab and the field. Students test systems, observe construction projects and evaluate infrastructure design. 

Graduates of this program are prepared for a wide range of careers working with architects and engineers, including contractors, project managers, or junior engineers.

Graduates are allowed to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in many states and, after meeting state requirements for appropriate work experience, may also take the Professional Engineer licensing exam.

The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page.

In addition to all of the objectives included in the associate program, the Program Educational Objectives for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Technical design: designing and integrating complex systems into the building form, emphasizing human comfort and resource conservation, incorporating expertise in a single engineering discipline
  • Communication skills:  using computer-aided design and drafting to communicate complex building systems and exhibit expanded oral presentation skills to effectively explain technical designs; demonstrating improved interpersonal skills for team efforts and for interacting with clients, the public, and others
  • Structural engineering design: using principles and procedures to analyze and design structures in wood, steel, concrete, and other materials while addressing sustainability issues
  • Mechanical engineering design (HVAC and plumbing systems): using principles and procedures to analyze and design building mechanical systems, including the use of energy conservation and sustainability concepts
  • Electrical and lighting engineering design: using principles and procedures to analyze and design energy-efficient building electrical and lighting systems
  • Engineering management: understanding and applying the principles of management for engineering business and project administration

The Student Outcomes included in the associate program, graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities
  • Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes
  • Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  • Function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team
  • Identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems
  • Know the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  • Create, utilize, and present design, construction, and operations documents
  • Perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of building systems
  • Select appropriate materials and practices for building construction
  • Apply principles of construction law and ethics in architectural practice
  • Perform standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within architectural engineering technology that is appropriate to the goals of the program

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program enrollment and graduation count.

 

Careers in ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
93%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Architecture & Engineering occupations
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

67,200

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2014-2024


Projected Employment Growth Architecture & Engineering Occupations, 2014-2024 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
All Occupations

2016 Median Pay (Architecture & Engineering Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • Aldridge and Elliot Belmains
  • Blodgett Supply Co. Chris Karvelas Construction
  • Dartmouth Medical Center DEC Enterprises, LLC
  • G4 Design Studios Highwood Homes LLC
  • Keurig Green Mountain CSA Pro Services
  • MRH Engineering P.C. NH Dept. of Transportation
  • Norian./Siani Engineering Salem Engineering
  • Snyder Homes State of Vermont
  • SW Cole The University of Vermont
  • VELCO Vermont Mechanical
  • Vertek VPIRG
  • Whiting Turner WV Engineering Associates
  • Draftsman Dept. Head
  • HVAC/R Sales Engineer Labormen
  • Owner/Self Employed CAD Drafter
  • Designer Product Support Technician
  • Practicing Engineer Civil Engineer 1
  • Engineering Technician Architectural Estimator
  • CADD Technician Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Designer Supervisor Assistant
  • IT Support Field Manager
  • Project Engineer Electrical Design Engineer

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